HILTON HEAD, S.C. _ Every fall, leading automotive collectors from around the world gather on Hilton Head Island. This year, the Motoring Festival and Concours d’ Elegance will take place Oct. 27-Nov. 5. Among the notable names visitors and enthusiasts will encounter at the 2017 event are Ken Gross and Robert S. Jepson, Jr., selected respectively as this year’s Pinnacle and Honored Collectors. Their collections will be featured at the Port Royal Golf Club on Hilton Head Island.
PINNACLE COLLECTOR: KEN GROSS
Ken Gross, an automotive author and recipient of the Automotive Hall of Fame's Distinguished Service Citation Award (2014), will display four automobiles from throughout the country that represent the exhibits he has become known for sourcing for museums from coast to coast:
LEFT: 1937 DELAHAYE Type 135 Special Roadster
owned by Miles Collier of the
Collier Collection at The Revs Institute®
Naples, Florida - Photography by Peter Harholdt, compliments of the Collier Collection @ The Revs Institute
RIGHT: 1937 Bugatti 57S 'Atalante'
owned by William Connor
Reno, Nevada - © Michael Furman
LEFT: 1955 Chrysler (Ghia) Streamline X “Gilda”
owned by Buzz Calkins
RIGHT: 1959 Cadillac Cyclone
a part of the GM Heritage Collection
Sterling Heights, Michigan - © Michael Furman
HONORED COLLECTOR: ROBERT S. JEPSON, JR.
The 2017 Honored Collector will feature the four vehicles
listed below, hand-picked from Robert S. Jepson, Jr.’s collection:
LEFT: 1925 Locomobile Model 48-9 Four-Door Convertible by Derham
RIGHT:1926 McFarlan Model 145 TV-6 Seven-Passenger Tourer
LEFT: 1927 Isotta Fraschini 8-AS Dual Cowl Phaeton by LeBaron
RIGHT: 1929 Cord L-29 Cabriolet